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05-27-18, 11:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 625
Posted By turkey9186

Go with the compact or sub compact. The hassles...

Go with the compact or sub compact. The hassles of dealing with setting up a triple are not worth it for the little return a closer gear ratio gives back.
I am running a 50/34-11/28 on one bike and...
05-25-18, 09:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,879
Posted By turkey9186

The bill was set for hearing today. Anyone know...

The bill was set for hearing today. Anyone know what happened?
https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billHistoryClient.xhtml?bill_id=201720180SB1029
05-19-18, 07:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,167
Posted By turkey9186

I like climbing the west of Monitor, maybe...

I like climbing the west of Monitor, maybe because it is the first one of the day? The last couple of miles on the east side of Ebbits from the last switch back to the lake cannot be beat for the...
05-18-18, 04:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,167
Posted By turkey9186

Have you tried doing a Hope Valley, Kingsbury...

Have you tried doing a Hope Valley, Kingsbury Grade, Luther Pass and back loop?
I did twelve Death Rides between 1999 and 2014. Officially retired now, the training just takes way too much time!
Replies: 3
Views: 303
Posted By turkey9186

$400 is on the low end of what they have been...

$400 is on the low end of what they have been selling for on the famous auction site. Check the dropout to chainstay areas.
A BB30 to Shimano adapter is anywhere from $25 to $100 depending on how...
05-11-18, 07:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,650
Posted By turkey9186

I love the Harley riders that can't do over 15 in...

I love the Harley riders that can't do over 15 in a 20 MPH corner on Mt Diablo, but will not let you pass. Stuck doing 15 MPh and having your eardrums blown out from the straight pipes.
05-04-18, 06:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,650
Posted By turkey9186

Come out to Lake Tahoe where is easy on several...

Come out to Lake Tahoe where is easy on several hills in the area to hit 50MPH plus. It is possible to hit 65 MPH on the east side descent of Monitor pass on Hwy 89.
High altitude, high...
04-12-18, 02:03 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,641
Posted By turkey9186

A couple of local bike shops are now only...

A couple of local bike shops are now only servicing bikes they have sold. I don't see them being in business much longer.
Replies: 6
Views: 1,138
Posted By turkey9186

Second the stuck seat post and check the stem. ...

Second the stuck seat post and check the stem.
Here in the SF Bay area, a complete ST400 or 500 will bring 200-400 (ready to ride) depending on condition.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-18, 12:34 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,371
Posted By turkey9186

Bikes:Cannondale and Litespeed ...

Bikes:Cannondale and Litespeed
Drivetrain:Shimano with SRAM chains and Cassettes
Saddles:WTB Arroyo (getting hard to find new ones now)
Tires:Bontrager R3
Sports Drink:Endurox R4
Clothing:Voler,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-18, 08:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,208
Posted By turkey9186

Belgium or Pacenti rims laced to DT Swiss hubs.

Belgium or Pacenti rims laced to DT Swiss hubs.
Forum: Foo
04-06-18, 08:21 PM
Replies: 554
Views: 20,670
Posted By turkey9186

Weekend off stomach flu.

Weekend off stomach flu.
03-31-18, 11:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,526
Posted By turkey9186

If you are in the Sf Bay area I have a Burley...

If you are in the Sf Bay area I have a Burley Duet with a Softride beam that will work. I am 5'11" and could adjust the beam to fit my daughter when she was under 5'.
It would cost a fortune to...
03-31-18, 10:45 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,104
Posted By turkey9186

In the case of the 1X drive train. If you take in...

In the case of the 1X drive train. If you take in the cost to manufacture a front derailleur, crankset with an inner chainring, left shifter, and beef up the frame for the mount is say $200 per bike....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-18, 10:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 928
Posted By turkey9186

Layering is the key. Most of my rides start in...

Layering is the key.
Most of my rides start in the 50-55F range and end up in the 80s.
Leg warmers if it is below 55. Champion athletic shirt(way cheaper than Under Armor.) Short sleeve jersey with...
03-22-18, 05:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,247
Posted By turkey9186

Nice build. Is there any danger from corrosion...

Nice build.
Is there any danger from corrosion by using the soda blasting?
Forum: Texas
03-14-18, 10:03 PM
Replies: 700
Views: 59,191
Posted By turkey9186

Where is that hill at?! The hill country has...

Where is that hill at?!
The hill country has some short steep climbs. Nothing like grinding up the east side of Mt Rose from Reno to Tahoe for an hour though.
03-14-18, 09:43 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,562
Posted By turkey9186

Race Dots-Home Depot and Lowes sell the same...

Race Dots-Home Depot and Lowes sell the same thing in the hardware section for less than $10.
Replies: 10
Views: 698
Posted By turkey9186

Custom factory paint? For a while they were doing...

Custom factory paint? For a while they were doing that.
Forum: Commuting
03-01-18, 04:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,939
Posted By turkey9186

Talk to your local HR or health services, if you...

Talk to your local HR or health services, if you have one.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-18, 04:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,433
Posted By turkey9186

How much of a hassle did the airlines give you?...

How much of a hassle did the airlines give you? Hard or soft sided case?
I am seriously considering one for N+1 later in the year.
Forum: Commuting
03-01-18, 03:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,939
Posted By turkey9186

Set of hex wrenches, flat and phillips screw...

Set of hex wrenches, flat and phillips screw driver, spare tire (doesn't even have to be an expensive one.) Anyone else you work with ride? We built a small tool box with a couple tubes, tire, chain,...
02-26-18, 10:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 962
Posted By turkey9186

Two 25# barbells in each hand held at my side. I...

Two 25# barbells in each hand held at my side. I normally go down to a sitting position.
I also do lunges with two 10# barbells. My left knee can take the squats, but not the lunges with the 25#.
02-25-18, 10:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 962
Posted By turkey9186

It was mentioned earlier. I spent six weeks doing...

It was mentioned earlier. I spent six weeks doing squats with 50#s. I usually did three sets of twenty with a few minutes break between them. The difference in my climbing ability was incredible.
Forum: Introductions
02-24-18, 01:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 563
Posted By turkey9186

Welcome, what part of CA are you in?

Welcome, what part of CA are you in?
02-20-18, 11:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,592
Posted By turkey9186

I have my Snap on a Wahoo mat sitting on a...

I have my Snap on a Wahoo mat sitting on a concrete floor. With a hard, out of saddle, effort I can rock the bike side to side.
01-29-18, 09:49 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,914
Posted By turkey9186

The green, or sometimes blue, cartridges are from...

The green, or sometimes blue, cartridges are from vape pens.
01-29-18, 07:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,431
Posted By turkey9186

A buddy and his wife have been racing their...

A buddy and his wife have been racing their mountain tandem for ten plus years now. I think they are on their third or fourth bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-18, 03:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,706
Posted By turkey9186

I gave up on carbon cages after breaking several....

I gave up on carbon cages after breaking several. I started using Elite brand plastic cages a few years ago. They weight a couple grams more, but hold the bottle more securely. The only time I...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,579
Posted By turkey9186

The fork is aftermarket. The early frames came...

The fork is aftermarket. The early frames came with aluminum forks. After 99 or 2000 they came with Cannondale/Slice branded Time forks for a couple years.
You would have to check the serial...
01-20-18, 03:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,430
Posted By turkey9186

It won't decrease. Your speed and distance will...

It won't decrease. Your speed and distance will increase though.
01-19-18, 11:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,056
Posted By turkey9186

The HTS-1 is missing the bar that goes thru the...

The HTS-1 is missing the bar that goes thru the head tube. That is still a good deal.
I offered a closing shop $250 for both a few months ago. He wasn't ready to sell yet. Stopped a week later...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-18, 10:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 652
Posted By turkey9186

Shimano makes two types of MTB SPD cleats. I...

Shimano makes two types of MTB SPD cleats. I think the SH51 doesn't allow as much float or rotation.
Looking online, they are less than $15. Cheaper to try than buying new pedals and cleats.
01-14-18, 09:42 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,297
Posted By turkey9186

In 2008 I crashed and broke a bone in my right...

In 2008 I crashed and broke a bone in my right hand. Six months later I was finally able to get back on the bike for short periods of time. Shifting was really painful!
In 2013 I spent five months...
01-14-18, 09:08 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 124,385
Posted By turkey9186

This was posted on the Benicia Bike club FB page....

This was posted on the Benicia Bike club FB page. Anyone there to witness it?
"Sunday, Jan 14th for the "SHAMI 500!" Joe Shami (83 yrs young) is planning his 500th consecutive weekly ride up Mount...
01-14-18, 09:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,995
Posted By turkey9186

This^ May to October it is not unusual to see...

This^ May to October it is not unusual to see 20-40 MPH west winds around the north bay. If it is 50 in SFO and 110 in Sac ride west to east.
01-14-18, 09:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,912
Posted By turkey9186

They are on Orange Drive across from Home Depot. ...

They are on Orange Drive across from Home Depot. I have brought several items from them and picked it up at the store.
Replies: 5
Views: 1,165
Posted By turkey9186

$100 is worth it. The bike originally came with...

$100 is worth it. The bike originally came with 6500 Ultegra, so it looks like some of the parts have been changed.
01-10-18, 10:24 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 10,689
Posted By turkey9186

I'll bite.. I have a large collection on...

I'll bite..
I have a large collection on Cannondales so.
1998 XR800-I needed a commute bike and it came up on Craigslist at a cheap price.

1999 Silk Road 800-I had been kind of looking for one...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-18, 02:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,194
Posted By turkey9186

Couple months ago at a bike swap. Ritchey bikes...

Couple months ago at a bike swap. Ritchey bikes had booth set up. They had a brand new, with bag, Break Away road frame and fork for $500. One of the rear fender mounts had not been welded on...
01-02-18, 12:01 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 124,385
Posted By turkey9186

I made the climb up southgate to Y in the early...

I made the climb up southgate to Y in the early afternoon. (I did the Bears first and had no desire to keep climbing!) I forgot how much I really enjoy climbing Diablo.
12-25-17, 11:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,930
Posted By turkey9186

I keep my Kicker and fan plugged into a power...

I keep my Kicker and fan plugged into a power strip. One click and everything is off.
The Kicker transmits on both ANT+ and BLE. Your HR strap is probably ANT+ only and is not registering. Also,...
12-25-17, 11:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,331
Posted By turkey9186

I am looking for N+1. I don't have a CAAD9 in my...

I am looking for N+1. I don't have a CAAD9 in my CDale collection yet. If it is a 58CM both of our problems are solved! :)
12-23-17, 10:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,995
Posted By turkey9186

The only climbing I remember in the Delta Century...

The only climbing I remember in the Delta Century was from the islands to the levees. Oh yeah, and off the Ryer Island ferry. Great early season warm up ride.
12-22-17, 10:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,995
Posted By turkey9186

Lodi Sunrise Century, Delta Century, Napa Tour De...

Lodi Sunrise Century, Delta Century, Napa Tour De Cure, Wine Country Century, Honor ride in Sacramento, and Ride to Defeat Diabetes in Vacaville are all fairly flat organized rides.
If you just want...
12-15-17, 06:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,035
Posted By turkey9186

That is exactly why I bought a Burley Duet tandem...

That is exactly why I bought a Burley Duet tandem with a Soft Ride beam for the stoker. I was able to adjust it to fit my wife at 5'. Now that my daughter is 5'4" she can fit on it comfortably. It...
Forum: Touring
12-14-17, 06:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 634
Posted By turkey9186

"Maybe not all who wander are lost. Maybe they...

"Maybe not all who wander are lost. Maybe they are simply looking for what they have lost." Very moving story.
12-08-17, 06:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,971
Posted By turkey9186

An original Beast of the East.

An original Beast of the East.
Forum: Foo
12-08-17, 05:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,270
Posted By turkey9186

Costco will sucker you in every time!

Costco will sucker you in every time!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-17, 05:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,360
Posted By turkey9186

I hate trainers. At 30 minutes I am bored, at 45...

I hate trainers. At 30 minutes I am bored, at 45 minutes I am ready to kill myself.
Zwift has changed and a smart trainer has now changed that. I spent an hour riding last night before I realized...
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